Visual thinking is the process of thinking through a topic or problem using visual processing. Though that sounds like it means drawing pictures, it goes far beyond that. It’s visualizing something in a limitless number of ways, which can help us solve problems in a way that isn’t typically taught or explored. This week, episode 169 of the Positively Living Podcast is about the advantages of visual thinking! 

About Brandy Agerbeck

Brandy was that kid who drew ALL THE TIME.  Happily, she never stopped. In 1996, she fell into a job that let her do her two favorite things: drawing and thinking. Graphic facilitation is live, large-scale mapping of a group’s conversations and presentations. As a graphic facilitator, Brandy gets to think and draw — and listen, and synthesize client’s complex conversations — while practicing world-class facilitation methods and earning invaluable hands-on experience in businesses across industries, big and small, old and new. Since publishing her first book in 2012, Brandy has happily shifted from being the one person in the room drawing for the group to teaching everyone how to discover and strengthen their own visual thinking skills.

In this episode of the Positively Living Podcast, Brandy Agerbeck shares how visual thinking can help us solve problems in non-linear ways. We also explore how we can create a safe space to capture our feelings through visual thinking. The possibilities are endless, but Brandy gives some helpful guidelines to get us started.

Brandy and I discuss:

  • How using visual thinking can reduce overwhelm.
  • Who visual thinking is for and what it can be used for.
  • Why mind mapping might not work for you and what to do instead.
  • Using visual thinking to combat our inner critic.
  • Five types of visual thinkers.

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